Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Today Miami Beach is one of the most “broadcasted” locations in the world, but 100 years ago the age of broadcasting was just becoming a reality. This exhibition explores the first consumer mass media device and how it helped promote and shape Miami Beach’s early development. As radio proliferated through the first half of the […]

The Art of Architecture: José Gelabert-Navia // Perkins+Will

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us for our ongoing series highlighting historic preservation projects in Miami Beach and beyond. José Gelabert-Navia will talk on his historic preservation projects as well as his recent publication "Miami Beach" (ORO Publishers), a folio of 20 drawings on watercolor paper. The book will be available for purchase at the event, with MDPL receiving […]

Free

CADA Panel on University Art Collections

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join Contemporary African Diaspora Art (CADA) and friends for a 'light bites' brunch and a lively informative panel discussion about the art collections of Spelman, FMU, and the University of the Virgin Islands. RSVP by Dec 7th

Free

The Art of Architecture: Jeffrey Huber // Brooks + Scarpa

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us for our ongoing series highlighting historic preservation and resiliency projects in Miami Beach and beyond.   About the Architect: Jeffrey Huber, FAIA, ASLA, NCARB, LEED AP is a principal at Brooks + Scarpa and manages the firm’s south Florida office. Brooks + Scarpa is a multi-disciplinary practice that includes architecture, landscape architecture, planning, environmental design, […]

Free

Annual Membership Meeting 2023

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

MDPL’s Annual Membership Meeting will take place at the Art Deco Museum. This meeting is for MDPL members and MDPL-invited guests only. Join us to welcome the 2023-2024 Board of Directors and to hear about the last year in historic preservation and plans for the year ahead. Light bites and refreshments will be served.   […]

Free

Night at the Museum: ‘Radio Waves’ and ‘Save My Little Havana’

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us as part of Miami Beach Culture Crawl for a special "Night at the Museum"!

Meet with the curators and collectors behind our current exhibits:

Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio

-- Join MDPL Executive Director and exhibit co-curator Daniel Ciraldo for a behind-the-scenes look at the development and design of our popular special exhibition, up through mid-December
-- Meet radio collector Harvey Mattel, who has loaned important radios from his collection that are featured in the exhibition
Read about the exhibit on our blog: click here.

Featured Local Artist: Steve Wright, "Save My Little Havana"

-- Meet with the artist to learn more about his photographs of Little Havana architecture
Read about the exhibit on our blog: click here.

The museum and gift shop will be open 6pm-9pm. The featured talks will take place starting at 6:30pm and going through 8pm.

Free

Miami Beach Mayoral Candidates Forum

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

October 4th: In partnership with the Art Deco Neighborhood Association, join us at the Art Deco Museum and Welcome Center to meet with the Miami Beach Mayoral candidates. A forum will take place with questions focused on Art Deco District stakeholder issues. Free event – registration required!

Free

Miami Beach Commission Candidates Forum

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Sept 27th: In partnership with the Art Deco Neighborhood Association, join us at the Art Deco Museum and Welcome Center to meet with the Miami Beach Commission candidates. A forum will take place with questions focused on Art Deco District stakeholder issues. Free event - registration required! Please note - the Mayoral candidates event will […]

Free

“Save My Little Havana” Exhibit Opening

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

A vibrant new photography exhibit is headed to the Art Deco Museum at the Art Deco Welcome Center, as part of its revamped Featured Local Artist program. "Save My Little Havana" by writer and photographer Steve Wright tells the story of his neighborhood’s many historic residential and commercial buildings. Join us for the exhibit opening […]

Free

Urban Sketchers | Coral Gables Books & Books

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Saturday, Aug 19 @ 11 am - 1 pm Coral Gables Books & Books | 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Meet in outside café, but there are interior spaces where you can sketch.

Farewell Party for Jack D Johnson

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

MDPL Board Chair Jack D Johnson is heading to Atlanta, Georgia after 24 years on Miami Beach. Please join us for a special celebration and farewell party at the Art Deco Museum.  

Free

Lecture: The Importance of Community Preservation in Maintaining our Architectural Heritage

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Lecture by Peter Kanavos. Culture Crawl @ Art Deco Museum 5/18, 6:30-7:00 pm. "Miami Beach is in the midst of a two-decades-old population decline. When residents vanish, neighborhoods deteriorate. The economic basis for architectural preservation, maintenance, and innovation suffers commensurately. The city at large and the city center, in particular, are increasingly dependent on a […]

Free

World Congress: Opening Reception

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us at the Art Deco Welcome Center and Museum for the opening reception of the 16th World Congress on Art Deco. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks while browsing the museum and mingling with World Congress attendees. Check out our special exhibition "Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio."  

$160.00 – $179.00

Flamingo Park Walking Tour

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

The Flamingo Park Walking Tour will focus on the Art Deco multi-family apartment buildings which typify the Flamingo Park neighborhood -the neighborhood to the west of Washington Avenue. It’s not for the faint of heart: 2 1/2 miles over 3 hours with a 15 minute rest stop in the middle. The tour will be led […]

Free

MDPL Culture Crawl: Nancy Liebman “Another Landmark Bites the Dust”

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Preservationist Nancy Liebman presents excerpts from her memoir "Another Landmark Bites the Dust: A Deco Preservationist's Scrapbook" as part of Miami Beach Culture Crawl. Talk will take place from 630pm-7pm. Thursday, March 16, the Museum will be open from 6 to 9 pm.

Free

Potter-in-Residence

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Come and watch some of Miami's top ceramic artists at work on the pottery wheel! Inspired by Roberto Lugo's Street Shrines exhibition and his dazzling array of ceramic work, we're hosting a potter-in-residence from the Ceramic League of Miami in our streetside Bridge Tender House (Josephine Baker Pavilion) each Friday evening in February. Pass by along Washington […]

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series – Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Alumni Singers

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

This Sunday features Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Alumni Singers! Founded and artistically directed by Micheal Rossi, Miami Beach Classical Music Festival (MMF) has been proud to establish Miami as a premier destination for elite young classical musicians to train and perform since its inception in 2013. In nine short seasons, the festival has expanded […]

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series – Miami New Drama

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series - Miami New Drama FREE Concert in Miami Beach! Bring your blankets and get cozy to watch A Papá Cuatro Christmas by Miami New Drama on Dec 18th! About this Event This Sunday features A Papá Cuatro Christmas by Miami New Drama! Miami New Drama is a non-profit theater company that has staged […]

13th Annual CADA Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-cada-panel-discussion-on-contemporary-african-diaspora-art-tickets-474240485057?aff=efbneb The Annual CADA (Art Basel) Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art is held in Miami, Florida. The event was created by Ludlow E Bailey, Global Curator, and Managing Director of CADA, (Contemporary African Diaspora Art & Culture), in 2009 at the University of Miami during the Art Basel festivities in South […]

The Art of Architecture: Urban Robot

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us for Lecture 4 in a series highlighting historic preservation projects in Miami Beach and beyond. Architect JJ Wood of Urban Robot Associates will discuss historic preservation projects on Miami Beach and beyond. Please note: Registration is not required. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. About JJ Wood, AIA JJ Wood, […]

Free

The Art of Architecture: Touzet Studio

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us for Lecture 3 in a series highlighting historic preservation projects in Miami Beach and beyond. Architects Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet and Carlos Prio-Touzet of Touzet Studio will discuss historic preservation projects on Miami Beach and beyond. Please note: Registration is free, but seating is limited. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. […]

Free

The Art of Architecture: Kobi Karp

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us for Lecture 2 in our Art of Architecture Fall Lecture Series. Architect Kobi Karp will discuss historic preservation projects on Miami Beach and beyond. Please note: Registration is free, but seating is limited. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. About Kobi Karp Kobi Karp is the Founder and Principal of […]

Free

The Art of Architecture: Richard Heisenbottle

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Join us for Lecture 1 in our Fall Lecture series titled The Art of Architecture. Architect Richard Heisenbottle will discuss historic preservation projects on Miami Beach and beyond. Please note: Registration is free, but seating is limited. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. About Richard Heisenbottle Richard J. Heisenbottle is the founding Principal […]

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World Congress on Art Deco Partners Meeting

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Dear Partners, Please mark your calendars for an important meeting at 9:00 am Thursday morning September 22 at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. (Valet parking, coffee and pastries included!) In April 2023, Miami Design Preservation League will host the World Congress on Art Deco, a week-long event that will show […]

Free

MDPL Annual Membership Meeting

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

MDPL's Annual Membership Meeting will take place at the Art Deco Museum on September 7th. This meeting is for MDPL members and invited guests only.    Join us to welcome the 2022-2023 Board of Directors and to hear about the last year in historic preservation and plans for the year ahead. Light bites and refreshments […]

Free

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series: Swing All Stars led by Paul Shewchuk

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Julie Davis - Vocals, Jesse Jones Jr - Sax/Vocals, Troy Anderson - Vocals/Trumpet, Kelly Dow - 7 String Guitar/Vocals, Jim Gasior - Keys, Paul Shewchuk - Bass/Vocals, Mark Griffith - Drums   Bring your own blankets and folding chairs

Event Series History of Auto Racing in South Florida

History of Auto Racing in South Florida

Art Deco Museum 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

The City of Miami Beach and FUNKSHION Productions presents the thrilling exhibit, History of Auto Racing in South Florida from May 3rd- 31st at the Art Deco Museum. Miami Beach, FL (April 27th, 2022) – For the first time The City of Miami Beach and FUNKSHION Productions will present and celebrate the rich history of […]